Coronary Heart Disease (CHD): Tests
(CHD) is a disease in which a waxy substance called builds up inside the . These arteries supply -rich to your .
Diagnosis of Coronary Heart Disease (CHD)
Your doctor will diagnose (CHD) based on your medical and family histories, your risk factors for CHD, a physical exam, and the results from tests and procedures.
No single test can diagnose CHD. If your doctor thinks you have CHD, he or she may recommend one or more of the following tests.
An EKG is a simple, painless test that detects and records the ‘s electrical activity. The test shows how fast the heart is beating and its rhythm (steady or irregular). An EKG also records the strength and timing of electrical signals as they pass through the heart.
An EKG can show signs of damage due to CHD and signs of a previous or current .
During stress testing, you to make your work hard and beat fast while heart tests are done. If you can’t exercise, you may be given medicine to raise your …